41 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

41 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

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41 days in Puerto Rico Itinerary

Start: San Juan
1
San Juan
— 12 nights
Fly:  30​min
2
Culebra
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Isla de Vieques
— 11 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + Drive:  2​h
4
Camuy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Rincon
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Ponce
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: San Juan

12
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
Founded by the Spanish in 1521, San Juan is the oldest city under U.S.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind and Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old San Juan and Depigment Art. Change things up with these side-trips from San Juan: The Outlet Mall 66 (in Canovanas), El Yunque National Forest (El Yunque Rain Forest & Luquillo Beach) and Casa Escute (in Carolina). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of San Juan National Historic Site, look for gifts at Coqui International, get a taste of the local shopping with Botello Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Condado Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our San Juan trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to San Juan. February in San Juan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Culebra.

Things to do in San Juan

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carolina, Rio Grande, Estudio de Arte Samuel Lind, Casa Bacardi, Luquillo Beach
Highlights from your plan
El Yunque Rain Forest ©
El Yunque Rain Forest
Old San Juan ©
Old San Juan
Sitio Histórico de San Juan ©
Sitio Histórico de San Juan

5
nights
Culebra

Culebra ©
With much of Culebra a nature refuge, the tropical island has been protected from overdevelopment, chain hotels, and the cruise set.
Visit Flamenco Beach and Tamarindo Beach for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Historico de Culebra and Culebrita Lighthouse. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Zoni Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Melones Beach, and head off the coast to Culebrita Island.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Culebra itinerary planner.

Culebra is just a short distance from San Juan. February in Culebra sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Isla de Vieques.

Things to do in Culebra

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Flamenco Beach ©
Flamenco Beach
Zoni Beach ©
Zoni Beach
Tamarindo Beach ©
Tamarindo Beach

11
nights
Isla de Vieques

Isla de Vieques ©
For sixty years until 2003, most of the Isla de Vieques was closed off to the public, with the US Navy using the island's beaches and surrounding waters for drills and testing of new military machinery, such as bombs.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Isabel Segunda and Puerto Ferro Lighthouse. Shop till you drop at Siddhia Hutchinson Fine Art Gallery and Gallery Galleon. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Sun Bay, browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market, look for gifts at Isla Vida, and stroll through La Chiva.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Isla de Vieques trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Culebra to Isla de Vieques takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Isla de Vieques can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Camuy.

Things to do in Isla de Vieques

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sun Bay Beach ©
Sun Bay Beach
La Chiva ©
La Chiva
Media Luna Beach ©
Media Luna Beach

2
nights
Camuy

Camuy ©
Camuy is a municipality of Puerto Rico, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, north of Lares; east of Quebradillas; and west of Hatillo. On the 17th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Parque Nacional de las Cavernas del Rio Camuy and then get some fabulous bargains at Puerto Rico Premium Outlets. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa La Cueva Las Golondrinas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Jobos Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Monumento al Cacique Mabodamaca.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Camuy tour planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Isla de Vieques to Camuy in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and car. In March, daily temperatures in Camuy can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rincon.

Things to do in Camuy

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Isabela, Puerto Rico Premium Outlets, Playa La Cueva Las Golondrinas
Highlights from your plan
Jobos Beach ©
Jobos Beach
Playa La Cueva Las Golondrinas ©
Playa La Cueva Las Golondrinas

5
nights
Rincon

Rincon ©
A seaside playground in the Caribbean, Rincon was a small agricultural and fishing town until it hosted the 1968 World Surfing Championship.
El Faro Lighthouse and Los Morrillos Light will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Playa Oeste Gallery and Museo de Arte de Aguadilla y del Caribe. Explore Rincon's surroundings by going to Cabo Rojo (Playa Sucia & Balneario de Boqueron), Museum of the History of San German (in San German) and Mayaguez Mall (in Mayaguez). And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Rincon Art Walk, kick back and relax at Sandy Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and stroll through Domes Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rincon trip planner .

Drive from Camuy to Rincon in an hour. Traveling from Camuy in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 30°C in Rincon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ponce.

Things to do in Rincon

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Aguadilla, Cabo Rojo, Mayaguez Mall, Heaven's Gate Convent (Porta Coeli), Museum of the History of San German
Highlights from your plan
Playa Sucia ©
Playa Sucia
Balneario de Boqueron ©
Balneario de Boqueron
Crashboat Beach ©
Crashboat Beach

5
nights
Ponce

Ponce ©
Ponce is both a city and a municipality in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Guanica Dry Forest. La Guancha and Cathedral of our Lady of Guadaloupe will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Ponce to go to Playa de Guanica and see Cana Gorda Beach, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte de Ponce, wander the streets of San German, explore the landscape on two wheels at Paseo Lineal, and take in the exciting artwork at Centro Cultural Carmen Sola de Pereira de Ponce.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Ponce day trip tool .

Getting from Rincon to Ponce by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Rincon in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ponce, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Ponce

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Puerto Rico, Cana Gorda Beach, Guanica Dry Forest, Paseo Lineal
Highlights from your plan
Museo de Arte de Ponce ©
Museo de Arte de Ponce
El Museo Castillo Serralles ©
El Museo Castillo Serralles
Cana Gorda Beach ©
Cana Gorda Beach

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